• 04.01.14

See How Many Days, Hours, And Minutes Of Your Life You’ve Spent Watching TV

Designer and photographer Alex Cican has created a site that may make you confront some uncomfortable truths about time and TV.

If you watched all nine seasons of Seinfeld, you spent a total of 17 days and five hours glued to the tube. Not so embarrassing (who doesn’t love Seinfeld?) but what about your secret Beverly Hills 90210 fetish? That’s 29 days and 10 hours wasted on Tori Spelling. And it gets worse. Star Trek the Next Generation: 40 days, three hours. The Simpsons: 51 days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes.


Cypriot designer Alex Cican has created, which calculates exactly how much TV you’ve watched. Plug in your show du jour, choose the number of seasons you want calculated and see the time fly. Suddenly it’ll make perfect sense why your novel’s not finished, your brilliant product idea is a mere notebook sketch, and your apartment is full of dirty laundry.

About the author

Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.